Celebrate Black History Month in the Hamptons

  Celebrate Black History Month in the Hamptons: “FROM AFRICA TO ABSTRACT: Journey of a People Through Art and Image” at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968, (631) 287-4377.

Jan 28 2014 – 10:30am  Mar 4 2014 – 2:30pm
Opening Reception: February 1, 2014, from 4 – 6pm.
Gallery Hours:Monday – Saturday 11 – 3pm or by appointment.

Six African-American artists are featured in a new exhibit to celebrate Black History Month at the Southampton Cultural Center. Called “From Africa to Abstract: Journey of a People Through Art and Image” the works of Brent Bailer, Rosa Hanna Scott, Jacquelyn Flowers, Tina Andrews, Dianne Smith, and Danny Simmons showcase abstracts, sculptures, pastels, mixed media and representational works which together chart the African-American experience in America.

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Photo courtesy: dannysimmons.net

Guest curator Tina Andrews gathered the artists from Washington, DC, Harlem, Brooklyn and East Hampton to expose their works to east end audiences. Says Andrews “It’s an exciting, soulful exhibit filled with not only works which envisage our slave past, but abstracts and photos which visualize the present and promise of a post racial future. I urge everyone to come out and see it.”

photo courtesy: www.diannesmithart.com

photo courtesy: www.diannesmithart.com

“From Africa to Abstract: Journey of a People Through Art and Image” is on exhibit from January 29 through March 4, 2014. Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968, (631) 287-4377…southamptonculturalcenter.org

cover art: Brent Bailer…Courtsey www.brentbailer.com